The Acorn’s Dance Showcase - Sawyer Dance Academy

Sunday, Jan. 22 | 3:00pm ET (2:00pm CT)


The Acorn proudly presents a series of Dance Showcase events in January and February, featuring five local dance studios.

The Acorn Dance Showcase

Tickets: $10 General Admission, Kids 12 and under free
Package rates are available for general admission and reserved seating.

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About the Sawyer Dance Academy

The Sawyer Dance Academy has been in existence for 40 years, first opening its doors in 1982 as the Pat Bryant School of Dance in Harbert, MI. With the Academy's clientele growing from 50 students to 100 in its first year, Pat Bryant hired Deb Knuth, a recent graduate of Western Michigan University with a BFA in dance. In 1988 Pat Bryant moved with her husband to Florida and Deb Knuth continued teaching at the studio, taking over as director. In 1991 the studio relocated to Sawyer, MI and the name changed to the Sawyer Dance Academy.

The Academy continues to thrive offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical to ages 3 years through adult. There are various levels of technique offered from beginner to advanced. The Academy is home to the competition dance team the "Sawyer Dance Troupe" which boasts multiple high awards from various competitions across the nation.

The Sawyer Dance Academy is directed by Deb Knuth, who also is director of the Sawyer Dance Troupe, along with assistant Brittany Knuth and Isabella Schmidt.

For more information, please visit http://www.sawyerdanceacademy.com/.


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RESERVED SEATING DONATION option includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn and guarantees you a seat with optimal sightlines. $25 Donation per ticket holder in your group.

Box Office opens at 2pm ET
Starts 3:00pm, doors open 2:00pm

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About The Acorn

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.

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